He's a man used to getting what he wants, but she's not the type of woman to take things lying down....
Born into a life of crime, Mitya Amurov has had a hard life, and his leopard has developed into a feral beast to protect him. It's constantly trying to claw its way to the surface — until a chance encounter with a stranger instantly calms the predator inside him. While Mitya wants Ania desperately, it's only a matter of time before his past catches up with him, and he'd rather die than put her in danger. But Ania is dealing with dangers of her own....
Considering her family's history, Ania Dover should know better than to get mixed up with a criminal like Mitya, but she just can't stay away. Something wild in her responds to his presence. A need so strong it scares her. But she's not sure she can accept what he's offering. Ania has always been an independent woman, and Mitya expects to be obeyed in all things.
Even with her body calling out for his, Ania won't let anything stop her from settling a deadly score years in the making — not even the man who wants to claim her as his mate.
Mitya always thought he'd die young. Surrounded by so much death, pain and violence he couldn't imagine a long life for himself, let alone one with a woman and possibly a family. So when he saw Ania he was surprised. He'd always thought he would need a submissive woman, but she was not going to be that, which surprised him even more.
I wanted Mitya's woman to be a true match for him and it took me a long time to come up with the character of Ania. She was strong, outgoing, brave and not a woman who would be pushed around. Mitya had his work cut out for him. But, she was someone who could be a true partner if they could work out their differences.
I think what made them so perfect together was that they shared a trait that was extremely important to each of them. That of loyalty. Loyalty was so deeply ingrained in each of them that they would put themselves on the line because of it. Loyalty was an important ingredient to making the relationship work.
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